Waste Disposal & Compliance Blog

Looking for tips and advice for waste disposal and compliancy? Find the latest news and information about biohazarous waste, HIPAA, OSHA and more from the Stericycle blog.

Healthcare Solutions 19 July, 2016

Keeping staff safe: Ensuring your medical waste program is on track

When thinking about how to keep your staff safe and your practice away from paying penalties or fines, do you think about proper medical waste disposal?

Healthcare Solutions 15 July, 2016

Maintaining Information Privacy in a Big Data Environment

Big data is central to almost every conversation in healthcare right now, be it population health, the transition to value-based care or even precision medicine.

Healthcare Solutions 03 June, 2016

Proactive waste stream strategies now a top healthcare priority

Healthcare leaders remain keenly aware that regulatory agencies can and are evaluating every facility within a system using criteria specified to its size or type.

Healthcare Solutions 20 May, 2016

Understanding OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System

Effective June 1, 2016, OSHA’s three-year transition to full alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) becomes final.

Healthcare Solutions 26 April, 2016

Stericycle Parkersburg Becomes First Medical Waste Treatment Facility to Receive OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program Star Status

Stericycle’s Parkersburg, West Virginia was recognized as the first medical waste treatment facility awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program

Healthcare Solutions 20 April, 2016

Celebrating Our Purpose this Earth Day

At Stericycle we employ more than 18,000 full-time and part-time employees in 400 locations.

Healthcare Solutions 12 February, 2016

The Evolution of Sharps Container Disposal Regulations

Ann Marie Pettis, Director of Infection Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, shared a few memories in her article recently published in Greenhealth Magazine

Healthcare Solutions 14 January, 2016

Multiple Ways to Maximize Waste Stream Safety and Compliance

By Rich D’Addario, Corporate Vice President Recently an article, “Minimize Risk: More than 27 Ways to Ensure Multiple Waste Streams are Safe and Compliant” was published in Executive Insights.

Healthcare Solutions 16 November, 2015

Responsible Leadership for Pharmaceutical Waste Co

A recent report highlighted a small medical center in the Northeast being fined for failing to identify certain pharmaceutical wastes as hazardous and properly disposing of this waste.

Healthcare Solutions 13 November, 2015

Offense or Defense: What Is the Best Strategy to Avoid Disease Transmission?

You’ve heard it before: the best offense is a good defense.

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